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High-visibility costumes for distanced viewing

High-visibility costumes for distanced viewing

I’ve used neural networks to generate Halloween costumes in the past, but the early ones struggled with their complete lack of context for the training data. Why is Statue of Liberty a plausible costume yet Statue of Pizza isn’t? Those neural networks, which had to learn to spell
Halloween costumes by the neural net GPT-2

Halloween costumes by the neural net GPT-2

In my opinion, one of the best applications of neural networks is for generating Halloween costumes. Thanks to a dataset of over 7,100 costumes crowdsourced from readers of this blog, I’ve been able to generate Halloween costumes with progressively more powerful neural networks. In 2017, I used char-rnn,
It’s neural net Halloween costume time

It’s neural net Halloween costume time

People use neural networks for translating languages, recommending movies, delivering ads, and more, but this here is one of my favorite applications: utter surrealism. Last year I trained a neural network on 4,500 Halloween costumes that you readers helped me collect. This year, I teamed up with the New
New neural net snakes

New neural net snakes

There’s a kind of neural network that learns to imitate whatever text you give it, whether that’s recipes, song lyrics, or even the names of guinea pigs. Their imitations are often imperfect (they only know what’s in their dataset and therefore end up accidentally coming up with
A neural network designs Halloween costumes

A neural network designs Halloween costumes

It’s hard to come up with ideas for Halloween costumes, especially when it seems like all the good ones are taken. And don’t you hate showing up at a party only to discover that there’s *another* pajama cardinalfish? I train neural networks, a type of machine learning
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